Health and Beauty

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875449 Terraillon Connected Scales BathrooTerraillon R-Link

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on 18 Sep 2017
One thing any person trying to lose – or gain – weight requires is an accurate scale. Here the latest offering from Terraillon is stated to be the thinnest on the market and because it is metal it’s solid and also very easy to keep clean.

875446 nkd AQUA filter water bottle BPA freBottle Filter ndk pod

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on 10 Sep 2017
On a recent visit to London during the rounds of Xmas In July I saw a rather nice coffee machine – reviewed 1st September – an electric scooter - sorry no review – and this water bottle. The contents come out as a clear liquid even if they are put in with colour, no it’s not a magic trick but the secret is in the filter inside of what is otherwise like a quality padded standard water bottle.

875371 Philips Series 9000 Wet & Dry Men's Electric ShaveA Close Shave

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on 9 Sep 2017
Glancing through a recent brochure of suggested Christmas gifts available from Philips, I noted six different shaving products. One of these products is the Philips Shaver Series 9000 which is the subject of this next review.
As a walking repository of various medical ailments, I am always on the look out for health offerings such as this next product.

875303 myzone mz3 heart rate monitoChecking your Heart Rate

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on 29 Aug 2017
With the tag line of “Effort Rewarded”, this next product reports back on how your heart copes during various activities.
This is a food scale which when use with an App might help you to lose weight, that is you have the willpower to keep it up and above all NO SNACKING BETWEEN MEALS the last directive is perhaps the most important thing of all.

875046 Terraillon Thermo Distance ThermometeTerraillon Thermometer

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on 20 Aug 2017
Until recently apart from trips to hospitals the only thermometers that I have used were the glass ones with mercury in them that went under the tongue. Then last year in a roundup of medical devices one that went in the ear so much quicker, but still not perfect, here something that takes only a second to use and will work even with a wriggling child.
This is the latest item from Gillette which can make shaving, beard trimming and sideburn tidying up simple and because it’s all battery driven the shaving head or the blades do the work you just point it in the direction required to do the work.
This is the latest electric shaver from Braun. As with most of their recent offering it can be used as a standard dry electric shaver or when the skin is wet as you would with a traditional blade based razor giving you the best of both worlds.
Socks for me perform two purposes, to keep your feet warm and to absorb sweat. The pair I was sent also does another task and they can become a talking point as well as the two things I mentioned above they are – I think – a design statement.

874097 Terraillon Web Coach Prime Fit KiTerraillon Prime Fit Kit

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on 12 June 2017
I was sent a ‘Fitness Pack’ which comprises a bathroom scale which seems to be called ‘Webcoach Prime’ and a wrist strap called ‘Activ It’ band, like all such bands it can tell the time, how far you have walked and other information.

873736 thermal vesHeat Holders

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on 4 June 2017
A new name to me so I asked to see a couple of their products to tell you about, first a rather nice extra-large sweater that looks expensive a has a ‘plus’, second a pair of warm socks that double as a pair of slippers for indoor wear.

873995 Foobot Air Quality MonitoMonitoring Clean Air

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on 30 May 2017
Providing features such as air monitoring and pollution charts, this next product offers to act as “your good air guru”.

873107 Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 70Lumie WakeUp Light

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on 5 May 2017
We all feel so much better when we are woken by bright sunlight, of course there are exceptions like if your alarm has failed to go off and you are already late for work and the boss has previously had a go at you for lateness.
This is the last of the five recently launched Health items from Philips. In fact for most the words should be ‘unhealthy items’ but that would infer that the items are unhealthy when in fact it’s the user who has the health issues. ‘Unhealth’ should perhaps be the word, when we go to see our doctor most visits will be to a ‘Health’ centre when surely it should be ‘Unhealth’ centre but that word gives my spell checker palpitations.
I think only one previous Sat Nav that I had seen has had a specific bicycle mode, this was interesting as it enabled things like bridle ways into the journey equation. A pedestrian Sat Nav would allow progress down one way streets. This offering from Beeline is rather different again.

872545 Philips Smart Body Analysis ScalPhilips Scale DL8780

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on 20 Mar 2017
Philips launched a range of five ‘Health’ items at their Christmas In July event in 2016, however the first available unit was late in the year and the other four followed soon after. This the Bathroom Scale is my forth review item.
Not long ago I told you about an upper arm blood pressure device from Philips. They have also launched one that some may find easier to use. Instead of it working on the upper arm this gets all its required information from your wrist.
The chances are when you visit your doctor one of the tasks completed is to roll up your sleeve so he/she can check your blood pressure. If the wait to see your doctor was a long one then the chances are that the reading will be high.

872019 Philips Health Watch Connected Activity Sleep Tracker and Heart Rate MonitoPhilips Health Watch

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on 20 Feb 2017
This is one of a new range of ‘health’ devices from Philips. I saw the range at their Christmas In July event and despite my nagging only at the end of December did the first of them arrive. This is their health watch which tracks heart rate, activity, sleep and more.

871502 Spire Mindfulness and Activity Tracker for iOS AndroiState of Mind Feedback

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on 19 Jan 2017
Offering to help keep you calm is a product that is shaped and named after a geological sample.
This is one of three special packs launched by Gillette to coincide with the latest Star Wars film. The razor and gel are branded ‘Mach3 Turbo’ so once through the hype what sort of shave does this unit give or would buying the parts separately be a better buy?

871225 iHealth HS6 Body Analysis Wireless Scali Health Core HS6

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on 2 Jan 2017
Up until the last few years a bathroom scale read out your weight. Now they link to Apps and seem to tell you so much more, this item will even tell you your bone density and before long they will possible even tell you what you had for breakfast.

870683 Zinc E Drift Electric ScooteZinc Scooter E-Drift

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on 9 Dec 2016
A battery powered scooter as sold by Halfords in the UK was for me anyway the most interesting thing I viewed at the Halfords Christmas Show held in London in September, so I asked to see one and this is what I was sent to review.

870681 Braun Series 9 9296cc Mens Electric Foil ShaveBraun Series 9

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on 30 Nov 2016
This is the top of the range electric shaver from Braun. In September I attended a presentation which included a section by satellite from Los Angeles and as this was quite early in the morning in the UK it must have been the middle of the night there.
Salter Body Analyser Scale model 9174 goes further than one’s ordinary bathroom scales. In addition to weight it measures body fat, body water, bone mass, muscle mass, BMI and BMR for up to ten users.

869592 HoMedics MySpa Ergo Pedicure SysteFeet and Face

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on 9 Oct 2016
Two items from the Homedics range that would not normally receive my attention, being Diabetic I know I must look after my feet but for those who do not, a device that may help, I am long past worrying about my looks the second might improve your complexion.

869861 philips bodygroom 100Body Hair Removal

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on 4 Oct 2016
For the man who has everything, including unwanted body hair, this next item might be appreciated.
Soon – dependant on how early you need to get up – it will not be in daylight, so those morning rise ups for work become harder. There is a way to wake up more gently and that is by something like this light rather than a harsh alarm clock.

869459 comfyballs boxerComfyballs

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on 18 Sep 2016
I am told there was a long struggle with authorities before this name could be listed as a trademark in the USA. However now this underwear brand has passed naming tests I put a pair through wearing tests to see if they do what they claim.